Are They Comets Or Are They Shooting Stars, Sir?

      Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Are They Comets Or Are They Shooting Stars, Sir?

This a short play for two actors that follows a school-age boyfriend and girlfriend through a break-up. Suitable for all ages. No performance fee required as long as authorial attribution is correctly used.This a short play for two actors that follows a school-age boyfriend and girlfriend through a break-up. Suitable for all ages. No performance fee required as long as authorial attribution is correctly used. The play was short-listed for inclusion in the 2012 Short+Sweet Sydney theater festival.
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    Conversion Rites and Wrongs

      Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Conversion Rites and Wrongs

"Conversion Rites and Wrongs" won the author the "Best Director" award when performed in Sydney's "Crash Test Drama" in 2012. It is a short play for a man and a woman, in which they discuss the pros and cons of converting to Islam. It is meanty to be comedic, not didactic. There are no fees for performance as long as the author is correctly attributed.In this deeply sardonic debut collection of short stories, Jarod Powell masterfully intertwines the bitter traumas and sweet victories of humanity with a hypnotic style, subversive wit, and a powerful, concrete narrative. A hopelessly dysfunctional family holds a formal debate and fights through the cliché, an agoraphobic teenager finds the gumption to enter the world he observes in a single moment of guttural rage, a homeless man harasses a stranger with his visions of the San Fernando Valley as The Garden of Eden, and in the title story, a high school turns into a Biblical village square when a drug overdose turns a nobody into a mythical being.
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    The Sorrows and Suffering of Young Werther: A Stage-play

      Dr D. Bruno Starrs
The Sorrows and Suffering of Young Werther: A Stage-play

This two act stage-play is an English translation and stage adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novella "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". It was first published in the April 2004 issue of "Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts" (online, Ottawa, Canada. K. Gerken [ed]). There are no fees to perform this play so long as all actors have a legally obtained copy.This two act stage-play is an English translation and stage adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novella "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". It was submitted as the creative work component (30%) of the author's Master of Creative Arts thesis at the University of Melbourne entitled "Faithfully yours: Werther for the English-language stage" in September 2003 (receiving an overall grade of first class honours). This play was first published in the April 2004 issue of "Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts" (online, Ottawa, Canada. K. Gerken [ed]). There are no fees to perform this play so long as all actors have a legally obtained copy.
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    In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier...

      Dr D. Bruno Starrs
In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier...

"In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier..." is the touching story of how one family deals with a mentally challenged loved one: A short play for two females and two males. This play is free of charge to perform as long as authorship is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without the author's permission, and the author is kept informed regarding any public performance/s."In The Big Picture, He'll Be Happier..." is the touching story of how one family deals with a mentally challenged loved one: A short play for 2 females and two males. This play is free of charge to perform as long as authorship is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without the author's permission, and the author is kept informed regarding any public performance/s.
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    Dead-Set Sicko Loser: The Film-Script

      Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Dead-Set Sicko Loser: The Film-Script

This is the script for a short film, with one male and two female characters. Although it deals with the subject of pedophilia, it is not a work of erotica. There are no fees for production of this film-script, as long as the author is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without permission from the author and the author is informed of the film's public screening/s.This is the script for a short film, with one male and two female characters. Although it deals with the subject of pedophilia, it is not a work of erotica, rather the genre could be described as religious black comedy/horror.There are no fees for production of this film-script, as long as the author is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without permission from the author and the author is informed of the film's public screening/s.
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